January 26, 2011 / 7:17 PM / 9 years ago

Mexico driver crashes into California, two injured

SAN DIEGO, Calif (Reuters) - A car bumped off a highway in northern Mexico, vaulted over the border fence and came to rest 40 yards inside the United States, injuring two passengers, authorities said on Wednesday.

The sedan drove along a highway north of the border city of Tijuana in morning traffic on Tuesday, when it was shunted by another vehicle, forcing it to drop over an embankment and fall 40 feet into the United States, the U.S. Border Patrol said.

The vehicle came to rest between primary and secondary border barriers, some 40 yards inside California, San Diego Border Patrol spokesman Rodolfo Zuniga said.

Border Patrol agents and California National Guard service members provided first aid to the two Mexican passengers in their mid-twenties who suffered moderate to severe injuries. The 44-year-old driver was not injured.

Reporting by Tim Gaynor; Editing by Jerry Norton

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